People: Jennifer Garner doesn’t call John Miller her boyfriend, puts her kids first


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Are you ready for more sourced quotes about Jennifer Garner’s new relationship? Can you sense her grip on the narrative and how hard she’s trying to come off nonchalantly? There was the rollout, the conflicting reports that they were serious or casual and the low key outing where they were careful not to be photographed together. Now comes the follow-up to the outing. People Magazine reports that she doesn’t call him her boyfriend yet and that she’s putting her kids first, ok? This is what we heard during her years long drawn out divorce and I do think it was both smart PR wise and beneficial for her kids. She wasn’t fighting with Ben despite what a drunken gaslighting ass he must have been behind the scenes. (In case you question that assessment, there’s a lot of evidence for it.) Here are People’s quotes:

“She doesn’t call him her boyfriend,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “But she loves getting attention from John. They have fun together and it’s easy.”

Because the Camping star, 46, wants to take things slow, she hasn’t introduced the tech CEO, 40, to her children with ex-husband Ben Affleck: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.

“She only sees John when she isn’t busy with her kids,” the insider says. “He understands that her kids are her number one priority.”

“Jen is in a good place,” the source adds. “She is relieved that the divorce is finalized and Ben is doing well, too.”

“As far as dating goes, Jen very much enjoys it,” the source continues. “For so long, she couldn’t see herself dating. Her friends are very excited that she is dating. She is very much trying to get things private though.”

[From People]

The article goes on to say that Miller recently finalized his own divorce, but is that really true? Remember how we heard months ahead of the Garner-Affleck divorce being signed off on that it was “finalized?” I don’t think their definition of finalized means legally so. Garner deserves happiness and a positive relationship if that’s what she wants, but it’s still funny to see it play out so predictably. At least these quotes are limited to People and there aren’t variations of them on E!, ET Online and US Magazine. That’s progress.

Meanwhile Garner has landed a guest spot on Ina Garten’s Thanksgiving cooking special. They’re going to air one of the “pretend cooking shows” she did on Instagram. Her big action role was DOA, her new HBO show probably won’t get a second season, but Garner is a hustler, she puts herself out there and she works hard on her PR. She does deserve credit for that. Plus she does good charity work.

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  1. Maya says:

    Nothing wrong with dating while being a mother so enough bs about this…

    • Raina says:

      We get it. She’s a MOM. An every day single mom putting her kids first. All about her kids. Everything is her KIDS. She’s on the cover of every Good Housekeeping magazine. She does it all with a few zany twists and mom sighs , gosh darn it.
      Ok.

  2. Electric Tuba says:

    Ugh make it stop LOL

  3. Dani says:

    *eyeroll* mazal tov. Next next, thank you (BYE).

  4. Amelie says:

    Oh Jennifer I love you, but spare us the coverage lol. Your protracted separation/divorce proceedings were excruciating and yes, I’m so glad she refused to badmouth Ben in the press and shielded her children from any ugliness. But you do not need to convince us you love your kids! You can have fun with your new boy toy or whatever he is and be a good mom. It’s ok! We believe you!

    Sidenote: I’ve always thought she should be a TV host with a cooking show. Or on Youtube. She loves to cook/act like a domestic goddess and I think she’d be better suited at it than real acting roles.

  5. minx says:

    SO thirsty.

  6. meme says:

    She can’t make up her mind about him .

    The outfit she wore on her date tells me she isn’t that into him

    • Corporatestepsister says:

      She’s coming across as a complete flake and she’s coming across as someone who can’t make up her mind. At her age, that is not good.

  7. Dora says:

    Her pedicure is perfect!

  8. john says:

    “She loves getting attention from him” … yeah and from everyone else. Friggin’ narcissist.

  9. meh says:

    OMG Jen, yes, you put your kids first. How about we will all assume that is true moving forward, unless you say otherwise, so that you can stop SAYING IT CONSTANTLY. WE GET IT.

  10. Corporatestepsister says:

    “The article goes on to say that Miller recently finalized his own divorce, but is that really true? Remember how we heard months ahead of the Garner-Affleck divorce being signed off on that it was “finalized?” I don’t think their definition of finalized means legally so. Garner deserves happiness and a positive relationship if that’s what she wants, but it’s still funny to see it play out so predictably. At least these quotes are limited to People and there aren’t variations of them on E!, ET Online and US Magazine. That’s progress. ”

    If he isn’t divorced legally yet, that means she is in fact ‘the other woman’ in a marriage that isn’t ended and that would also make her look like a fool. She’s letting herself become a sidepiece and she is in fact also treating the guy kind of badly. She’s making it clear that he is only there to amuse/entertain her and also at the same time, she’s messing with a still married man. As for giving her attention, I am certain that she should be able to keep herself feeling secure without needing someone to fawn over her all the time.

    She’s coming across as a taker and I am certain that she’s not putting the kids first if she’s getting mixed up with a man who is married, but is expected to put her and her NEED for attention first. Such a contradictory mess.

    • KidV says:

      When I got divorced in California, although the judge signed off, by law I still wasn’t legally divorced until 6 months later because of how long it takes to file the paper work. As far as I was concerned I was divorced as soon as the judge signed the papers, I wasn’t going to let some paper pusher tell me when I could start dating.

  11. Meg says:

    she’s trying to cling to her fame from her high profile relationship a la Jennifer aniston EXCEPT Jennifer Aniston was actually very, very famous on her own at first whereas Jennifer garner was somewhat famous, not A list before Ben. jen stayed with ben for so long because she enjoyed the fame and she s trying to maintain it now. what’s next? a ‘wedding’ that turns out to be fake to keep her name in the press?
    call me pessimistic-

  12. Carolnr says:

    She is not the 1st person,( celebrity or non-famous) that has dated someone while they wete technically but not maybe legally divorced. The difference is she in the public eye. Caroline has been dating another businessman as well. She has clearly moved on. Ben obviously has been dating. Jen does not need to explain her dating relationship play by play. It is really ok.